Back to school time is right around the corner! The Georgia Department of Revenue seeks to help families save some cash on their back to school purchases with a “back to school” sales tax holiday set for August 9th and 10th, 2013.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is finalizing plans for Night at the Museum V, set for Saturday, August 10th from 6 pm until 10 pm. Area youngsters are urged to attend the event dressed up as their favorite figures from history and science fiction, according to marketing director Joe Schulman. Kids will have the opportunity to get autographs from the worlds of science and science fiction, including Amelia Earhart and Darth Vader.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 last night, allowing the Braves to complete a three-game weekend sweep of the Cardinals at Turner Field.
The Rome Braves beat the Asheville Tourists 9-3 in the closer of a five game series yesterday afternoon in Asheville, North Carolina. The Braves scored three runs each in the fifth and eighth innings to seal the victory.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative is gearing up for River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash. The event is set for Saturday, August 24th from 6 pm until 11 pm at Heritage Park in Rome.
Gas prices dropped slightly over the week around the Southeast, but don’t expect that downward trend to continue. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, oil and gas prices are expected to remain volatile in the weeks ahead, particularly as peak hurricane season approaches.
A Georgia native will be returning to his home state to play baseball this week. Charlie Culberson, a former Calhoun High School baseball standout, is scheduled to join the Colorado Rockies for their four game series against the Atlanta Braves. Culberson was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2007 and was traded to the Rockies a year ago. He has been playing for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
With unemployment up from May to June in Georgia and for metro Rome and Northwest Georgia, many job seekers are wondering what they can do to make themselves more desirable to potential employers.